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tight junction
Glossaries - Histology glossary

forms an impermeable barrier between cells

tissue
Glossaries - Histology glossary

group of cells that are similar in form and perform related functions

tissue membrane
Glossaries - Histology glossary

thin layer or sheet of cells that covers the outside of the body, organs, and internal cavities

totipotent
Glossaries - Histology glossary

embryonic cells that have the ability to differentiate into any type of cell and organ in the body

transitional epithelium
Glossaries - Histology glossary

form of stratified epithelium found in the urinary tract, characterized by an apical layer of cells that change shape in response to the presence of urine

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